Posted 3 years ago
I'm happy to share my stunning new arrival from Sweden. The design code and date code both point to 1941, meaning that she is an early copy of this Gate design. The engraver was Arthur Diessner, who also engraved the Javanese dancers and the Josephine Baker vase. The signature S. Gate is also at the bottom of her skirt; I've never seen that before. Oh, and by the way, she's big! 35 cm tall and weighing more than 4.5 kg. Wow. I count myself lucky to be her guardian for a bit of time.